Nelson Tasman Housing Trust

Our Vision

Everyone in our community has a safe, affordable and healthy home.

Our Mission

To grow sustainably our capacity, capability, influence and impact in community housing.

Our Purpose

To provide quality, affordable, healthy homes and services for people in need.


Since 2000, the Nelson region has consistently ranked as being one of the least affordable housing areas (along with Queenstown and Tauranga) in New Zealand.  Increases in rents and home prices have far outstripped increases in wages/benefits for years.


The Trust was established as a community response to declining housing affordability in Nelson and Tasman. We work in partnership with the New Zealand Government, local councils, Housing New Zealand, and other agencies to improve access to good quality, affordable housing for people on low incomes.


NTHT currently owns and manages 44 rental properties in Nelson and Tasman. In addition, NTHT coordinates emergency housing, provides housing advice and administers a Warmer Healthier Homes insulation scheme. 


NTHT also now manages the Nelson City Council community housing portfolio of 142 pensioner units. For an application, click here.

Contact Us


329 Trafalgar Square East

Nelson 7010


Postal address:

PO Box 140

Nelson 7040



03 546 9568

0800 266 325